Ash of Gods: Redemption official screenshot of the Reaper

If you've ever played The Banner Saga, then Ash of Gods: Redemption should be immediately familiar. It is a turn-based RPG with a heavy focus on storytelling and plenty of difficult choices to make, as well as world so dangerous that even the main characters can perish if you manage to fumble your way through enough events.

What might be the most interesting part, however, is that Ash of Gods does not use random dice rolls in order to determine the results in combat. So if you're good enough, you'll be able to plan out your moves in such a way that you leave each combat encounter with the least amount of wasted resources. If everything goes haywire and you're left facing certain doom, worry not as you'll also have the option to sacrifice your own health for a last-ditch attack. Not exactly something you'd want to constantly use, but it's a nice safeguard from essentially orchestrating your own defeat due to a lack of randomness.

If you're wondering how all of this translates into gameplay, allow me to share two of the recent developer videos. The first one is a brief story trailer that will give you some insight into the world and its characters, while the second video is a slightly lengthier overview of the combat system and the options you have on during each battle. Have a gander:

If you prefer the written word, however, you can learn more about Ash of Gods by heading over to Steam. The developers have done a great job highlighting all of the major features and elements that make Ash of Gods unique, so it's well worth a look if you're curious.

And as a final note, allow me to leave you with a couple of colorful images, just to help set the mood. Make sure to click on them in order to get the bigger version!

Ash of Gods: Remdeption screenshot of the turn-based combat

Ash of Gods: Remdeption screenshot of the world map

Ash of Gods: Remdeption screenshot of the small town